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Zhu Bixin attended the 4th Eastern Economic Forum

Office of the President     2018-09-14         

From September 11 to 13, the 4th Eastern Economic Forum was held in Vladivostok Russia. This forum focuses on regional economic development and cooperation with ‘Far East: More Opportunities” as the theme for this year. This forum has already developed into an important platform for various parties to pool wisdom and discuss cooperation. The Group’s President Zhu Bixin was invited to participate in the plenary session of this forum, and listened to speeches delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and three other heads of state and their exchanges on the political and economic situation in the Far East. At the forum, Zhu Bixin attended the ‘Russia-China Business Dialogue’, President Putin’s round-table meeting with entrepreneurs and other activities and shared views with other participants.

At the ‘Russia-China Business Dialogue’, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov, Minister for the Development of Russian Far East Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kozlov, Chairman of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) Xiao Yaqing, Vice Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia Zhou Xiaochuan, Heilongjiang Provincial Party Secretary Zhang Qingwei, Jilin Provincial Party Secretary Bayin Chaolu and other guests delivered speeches. Zhu Bixin shared China Chengtong’s experience. Entrusted by the sponsors of the 4th Eastern Economic Forum, the dialogue was co-chaired by Dmitry Mezentsev, Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee of the Upper House of the Duma, and Zhou Liqun, General Manager of Chengtong International and President of the China General Chamber of Commerce in Russia.Xiao Yaqing said in his speech that SASAC and central state-owned enterprises (SOEs) should implement the guiding principle of President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech in the 4th Eastern Economic Forum and carry out practical cooperation in economic, trade and investment with Russia in order to play an active part in deepening bilateral relations. Together with Russia’s input, SASAC and central SOEs are willing to take the opportunity of this forum to further establish a platform for exchanges and cooperation, jointly plan new ideas and measures for cooperation, promote wider and deeper economic and trade cooperation between the enterprises of the two countries, and make greater contributions to the economic and social development of China and Russia.

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SASAC Chairman Xiao Yaqing addressed the‘Russia-China Business Dialogue’

In Zhu Bixin’s speech, he said that as one of the most deeply-rooted and influential Chinese enterprises in Russia and the President company of the China General Chamber of Commerce in Russia, China Chengtong has operated in Russia for nearly 20 years, bringing about 12,000 employment opportunities for the region and boosting trade volume of US$2 billion a year, all of which have brought positive contributions to the economic and trade cooperation between China and Russia. Currently, the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Russia are experiencing the best period in history and the two countries are enjoying the strategic opportunity through their comprehensive promotion of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), China Chengtong would promote the development of existing Russia-based business and increase its investment in Russia. China Chengtong would conduct all-round cooperation with its Russian counterparts in various fields and join hands with them to take part in the construction of BRI and the Eurasian Economic Union in order to achieve win-win development.

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Zhu Bixin addressed the‘Russia-China Business Dialogue’

At the round-table meeting between President Putin and entrepreneurs, Zhu Bixin reported on the development of China Chengtong in Russia. He said that China Chengtong would continue to expand business in Russia, increase investment, advance the construction of the second phase project of the Greenwood Trade Center in Moscow, and promote the pulp mill project in the Far East, so as to make greater contributions to the BRI construction and economic and trade cooperation between China and Russia. President Putin spoke highly of the development of China Chengtong in Russia and said that he would support the Far East pulp mill project and would visit China Chengtong’s Moscow Greenwood World Trade Center in due course.

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Zhu Bixin participated in the round-table meeting between President Putin and entrepreneurs

During Zhu Bixin’s time at the forum, he also met with the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Victor Evtukhov, and the two sides exchanged views on the Far East pulp mill project.

The Group’s Vice President Xiang Hong, relevant personnel from the Group’s Office of the President and Chengtong International attended the above activities.

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